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Workshops and Lessons


YourPaddleLife gives you the opportunity to achieve your best by learning from the best! All workshops are designed and delivered by Sean Rice in a relaxed group environment.

No matter what experience you have, YourPaddleLife workshops are a perfect opportunity to practice and improve your paddling skills. Sean will give each person individual advice on equipment set up, stroke technique and other fundamental skills of ocean paddling. YourPaddleLife is on a mission to spread the Surfski lifestyle around the world. 

Join either a beginner or an advanced group in a city near you and join the YourPaddleLife!


Workshop Levels

There's Something for Everyone



  • Introduction to Surfski paddling
  • Choosing the right equipment
  • Boats, paddles & accessories
  • Stroke technique need to knows!
  • Easy remounting of your ski
  • Stability drills and techniques
  • Introduction to run riding and open water paddling skills
  • Common mistakes and misconceptions of Surfski paddling
  • Safety on the water
  • Training tips and information


  • Optimising your equipment setup
  • Advanced paddle stroke technique
  • Advanced run riding and surf skills
  • Stability drills and techniques
  • Training tips and information
  • Racing techniques and skills
  • Nutrition (on and off the water)
  • Pre- and post-race preparation
  • Safety on the water


For the ultimate personalised coaching experience, Sean Rice offers private lessons on request only.



I really enjoyed the workshop, I came away with a clear understanding of the paddle technique I need to work on and learnt a few new things.
— Gary Davie, Currumbin
Very nice couple and he can paddle; and a great teacher!
— Tex Turner, Launceston
In retrospect doing the group session and then the one-on-one session a few days later worked brilliantly. I’ve already noticed an improvement against my normal paddling buddies
— Peter Pavilinovich, Perth
One minute into the session I realized that: 1) Sean is a truly nice guy, 2) He loves his sport and 3) He loves to teach. All in all, an amazing experience, a real privilege to learn from the very best in the sport, and a great push to my surfski abilities and motivation! Thank You.
— Juan Jose Garcia Seijo, Spain

World Tour 2019


World Tour Calendar



Think Kayak is a global, leading surfski and paddle gear manufacturer based in Vancouver, Canada. Think Kayak and Sean Rice have had a long and successful relationship. Since 2009, Think Kayak has provided Sean with the best equipment for racing at the highest level all around the world. We are now very pleased to have Think Kayak alongside PaddleLife. We are positive this new partnership will be extremely valuable to both Think Kayak and PaddleLife. 

Visit the Think Kayak Website


PaddleLife is delighted to announce Vaikobi as a supporter. Designed specifically for Performance Paddling, Vaikobiʼs PaddleSport and OceanActive range has been developed by some of the worlds best paddlers. With the support of Vaikobi, the PaddleLife team are sure to be comfortable and stylish in every climate. 

Visit the Vaikobi Website